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Another Day In Paradise

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 29, 2016
Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps

Book NOW!! - Special FALL Rates are in the system!!, Inquiries have started and the prime dates are going quickly!!! Comfortable, Recently updated (winter 2015), modern, private and only minutes from St Joseph with a private beach (and bluff) to relax and watch the stunning sunsets across the Lake!!! Forget the cold winter, spring is near and summer is only an email away -- book now to get away and stay with us as we continue to offer Another Day in Paradise to all!! Its going to be awesome -- sun, beach and Lake MI -- just for you!! This property has been a stop for vacationers since the early 1900's. Nestled on top of a protective bluff, the Condo sits on a portion of the most beautiful beachfront property in the United States. Only when witnessing some of the most stunning sunsets across the massive Lake, will you truly realize what a hidden treasure this place is. Perfect getaway (Less than 2 hrs from Chicago) for couples and families alike. Connect with your kids or re-connect with your significant other (or both) without the hassle of airport security or SALT! Added bonus, No Sharks!! A short trip to Southwest Michigan will leave you wondering why you have not been here before. Live and RE-Live what will be 'Another Day in Paradise' with us in 2016 and beyond!!

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Born and raised in Iowa -- found my way to Chicago after college -- and then found a little piece of 'paradise' in Michigan a short time later. Engaged on the Bluff, Married on the beach and now we have two little boys who absolutely love everything there is to our 'Michigan home'. With a 5 year old with an extra chromosome and his baby brother who is learning everything so very fast, our lives seem to speed by way too fast. It doesn't happen as much as it should, but a quick trip to Michigan puts everything in perspective and slows things down!! We love having the opportunity to share this with others and hear their stories along the way. So, if you get the chance, please be our guest!! And enjoy 'Another Day in Paradise' with us in 2017...

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Speaks: english

26 Reviews

4.7
based on 26 traveler reviews

Freeburg, IL
5

Perfect place for me, my husband and our two 100 pound puppies! Decor/room sizes were comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well stocked, home, perfect for the 2 of us and our fur babies. And plenty of room for 20 Michigan relatives to join us for a Sunday afternoon barbecue on the deck and patio. The use of the golf cart was a perfect perk, a cousin that used to live on the beach, was able to feel the sand for the first time in 15 years! And it was a must for me, after breaking my femur twice in 4 months. The ability to load up a day's worth of beach stuff, food, and drinks and make it from the house to the water in 2 minutes and one trip was so convenient! I know we were there in the off season, but the whole place was ours alone for almost our whole stay! Being able to look down the beach in both directions for miles and not see another person was something that rarely happens anywhere in the US, and we enjoyed that kind of serenity for 4 glorious days. The weather could not have been better and the sunsets were breathtaking every night. Tony was a great landlord, and the idea that we could bring our whole family on their first vacation ( 2 - 1 year old mountain dogs) was a benefit I had all but given up, until we found Tony's place. I would recommend this to a family with a couple of young children, or a few friends who don't mind sharing a bedroom, a two seniors who want to feel like kids again! I hope to return next fall, a mid September vacation was perfect for us! The only request I would have, is to see if the biting flies might find another place to hangout next year!!!! Tony, do you think you could manage that???? :)

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Peaceful grounds in a great location!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I and our two young children recently stayed in this condo and had a wonderful time. We loved how close it was to St. Joe (less than 10 minutes), but how we had our own beach and heated-pool access right at the condo. The unit was well stocked- loved having a kitchen, deck, grill, and firepit. There was only one AC unit in the living room, so the bedroom got a little warm, but there were fans that helped. Tony was great about answering all my questions and was very hospitable. Before booking, I read reviews that criticized the upkeep of the complex the condo belongs to. Although there were some buildings that were run-down and unused and the grass was more natural and long in some areas, I didn't mind at all. It was so nice and peaceful there- something very hard to find when on vacation at a popular area. From the deck outside the condo you could see the lake, but not the beach. After reading many reviews about the steep path down to the beach, I thought I was prepared- but it was even more extreme than I anticipated! The golf cart was already reserved, so we just got our exercise. Overall, it was a wonderful vacation and we are definitely interested in coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orland Parl, IL
5

Another great week at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We have consistently had a wonderful experience with this rental. Owner is great to work with. Spotless and comfortable condo. Everything you could need to cook and BBQ. Deck has everything for the beach. Rafts, chairs, lots of toys for the kids. Beautiful private beach. Location is perfect. Lots to do in the area.

Thank you for sharing your home with us.

The Senft Family

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Michigan, and we will be returning. Tony was awesome to work with. He gives you all the information you will need. The property itself is not the most impressive sight you will ever see, but that didn't bother us one bit. The condo/apartment was very clean. It is somewhat small, but for a family of four it is all you really need. The views of Lake Michigan are amazing. The beach is great, but the path back and forth is a good workout. I would suggest that anyone staying here pay the extra fee for the golf cart. It makes life very simple. Overall it was a great experience, and I highly recommend anyone to check it out.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

The condo was the perfect size for our family of four!

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for proximity to a private beach, this is the place! The condo was perfect for hanging out at night, being able to grill out and enjoy the beautiful views! The beach is amazing and right out your door, although having the golf cart to transport all our stuff was key!! We also enjoyed how close it is to St. Joe and South Haven! We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

False advertising

  • 4 of 5

I have both positive and negative items in my review. This Condo is the 4th unit back from the Bluff. You also have to drive or walk to the beach front. The golf cart is a wonderful perk. The beach is shared but only by a few families. The location is conveniently located between St. Joseph and South Haven. We had pizza at DiMaggios, the best pizza in the area.

This is a nice, clean condo unit, but they do not provide coffee, spices, towels or movies. Tony only says to bring towels, but you have to bring your own BATH and Kitchen towels. Very low budget. We enjoyed our stay but for the price you would expect more.

Visitors from St. Louis, MO

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Once you get to the beach the answer is obvious. But to have something that is this private and undeveloped yet so close to all the bustling tourist towns and big cities is nothing but amazing. It was a lottery pick and we were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. The grounds are a little primitive, but the condos are incredible. And the beach..... well you just gotta see that for yourself. Then try realizing this is the midwest... and not an island!!! Plus, if you get to see a sunset, it will be something you will never forget....

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Dimaggios -- Our Fav Pizza n Drink!! at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Harbor Shores -- Awesome Course at 3 Miles Nearest Train : St Joseph -- Amtrak at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M-63 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : St Joe is packed with great Restaurants at 5 Miles

Too much sun to labor over the stove? No Problem. St Joe, South Haven and Saugatuk are only minutes away and each presents its own unique dining experience. Weather its eggs in the AM or prime rib at nite there are literally hundreds of dining options to choose from in this area. Got Kids? The Air Museum, Childrens Museum, Light Houses, Pick-your-own fruit, and Surfari Joes Water Park are within minutes of Pottawattamie. And for the ladies, shop til you drop (or plastic declined), at any of the beautiful, rustic downtowns. Should I mention antiques and wineries?? Lots of them, really close!! You will be planning your next trip before you even leave. Enjoy all the festivals in the area or watch the ragata or a parade of boats that make there way to this area weekly. And GUYS, you have some of the best golf in the US right here in SW Michigan! Harbor Shored hosted the 2012 Senior PGA Championships (a Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship coarse, less that 5 Minutes away) and will be back This year for a second PGA event in 2014..... Mark your calendar now, hit it while it is HOT!! Be sure to ask about stay and play specials in Spring and Fall. If that is not enough for the golf enthusyist there are still dozens of green fees minutes away awaiting your slice. Don't forget Notre Dame football, MIS (Michigan International Speedway), and hundreds of local events in season and during the 'off' season. New attractions make there way to these shores every year bringing more excitement and new opportunities to truly fall in love with this area. Search for your niche, there is something waiting for you in SW Michigan.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rates
Jun 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,750
$3,500
 
 
Fall Special Rates 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
$750
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,750
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $65
Cleaning Fee $85
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $250

Seasonal Rates OR long term off season rates available!!.
Summer '16 Rates $265 per night or $1750 per week -- Reserve by March 31st and get $100 Discount off One Week Summer Rentals!
50% off Golf Cart Rental with Reservation by March 31st

Long term month to month occupancy optional, please inquire; Whirlpool and contractor discounts available!! Vets and Parents with kids with special needs please mention for additional discounts that may apply -- Discount black out dates -- 6/15/16 -- 9/15/16 All others may apply!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

Private Beach is our biggest asset. We have PGA worthy golf courses, 5 start restaurants, brewery's, some of the country's best wineries, tons of Antique shops, and numerous quaint, festive towns that are so very close. You can enjoy any of this, or sit back by the beach and roast some marshmallows with friends and family as the sun sets. Did we mention the BEACH!! :) Plus, new heater in the pool for our mid June - Sept rentals!! That has nothing on the beach, but just adds to the 'to do' list for your stay..... The choices are all yours -- and there's never a wrong one!! Come see for yourself... make the short trip to find your "Paradise"...

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...

Dining

  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 750 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Although only 1 Bedroom, the Condo comfortably sleeps 5. A KING SIZE bed accompanied by a FULL size day bed, SINGLE bunk, and a new Sofa welcomes you in to recharge after a day at the BEACH. We also stock a full size air matress for your added options. There is also a pack and play for the little ones -- We WANT to make sure you are all comfortable!!! You want SAND? There is plenty of it, we sit atop miles of shoreline containing virtually rock free sugar sand that welcomes you to explore the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan on Pottawattamie's Private Lakefront!! Recent additions to the condo include a 350 sf deck and 250 sf stone tile patio located just out side. A new Grill and Comfy Patio furniture will be awaiting your arrival! Sunsets are free here! A paved path will lead you back to the Lake for bonfires at night or have your own on the patio (firepit & wood included). Grill on your personal gas grill or cook in the full size kitchen. A fullsize fridge, Stove w/ oven, microwave, 12 BTL WINE COOLER, and all the utensils, pots, pans and 'kitchen stuff' (coffee pot, crockpot, toaster, waffle maker, ect.) you could possibly need! Enjoy every minute AND meal with your stay. Your creativity is welcome here! (And yes, we do have new flatscreen TV's w/cable, DVD player, etc)

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